Yarrawonga’s Kennedy Park has been earmarked for an upgrade by Moira Shire Council.By Fiona Blick
Director of Development and Liveability Paul Squires told the Yarrawonga Chronicle council is putting Kennedy Park on a list for design development.
“This is so council can include the development of the park in future financial years, but we need to implement a design program first,” Mr Squires said.
“The first step is to encourage the local community to drive this project.
“The second step is to call a public meeting to ask for ideas and submissions.
“Moira Shire Council is planning on setting up a special tent in Kennedy Park with officers on hand so people can bring their ideas or suggestions directly to council.
“These submissions will then be collated and will form the basis for the Kennedy Park Masterplan.”
Mr Squires said the submission period would most likely be in early October and council will advertise the dates in further issues of the Chronicle.
“Recreational parks play an important role in council infrastructure,” he said.
“Firstly, they are fantastic social meeting points.
“Secondly, parks provide safety areas for passive and active recreation for children and their parents.
“And thirdly, parks are an integral part of the tourism for any town.”
Mr Squires said Kennedy Park in particular is ideally situated in Yarrawonga.
“It is quite close to the CBD and also Lake Mulwala,” he said.
“This park has massive tourism potential.”
Cr Peter Mansfield said Kennedy Park was a Yarrawonga treasure and it deserved to be developed to its full potential.
“If any organisation, such as Rotary or Lions, would like to be involved in the planning process they would be more than welcome by Moira Shire,” Cr Mansfield said.
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